15 years ago, as a kid - Independence Day used to be a terrific day for me. We used to get the much awaited holiday (a breather in scorching summers) get reasons to buy new clothes & ofcourse watch Television (we juss had Doordarshan that time but that was boon for us !!) full day without any burden of doing home-work or any other household chores, play for hours during evenings - true independence indeed. Success for us, in those times was merely getting "1st" rank in class & the celebrations post results & during birthday parties.
Today, As India marks its 60 years of independence - I sit here & watch Indian Independence Day Videos on YouTube - all I can say is that Time has changed a lot till then. Last six eventful decades has really helped India in shaping up its position in global arena -the exponential growth, exchange rate, the IT Boom, the software hub tag, the rising number of millionaires, ever increasing advancements in Science & Medicine and the best of all its ever famous Democratic Values are few things that makes India create frequent audible beeps in the world. Makes one feel proud - ain't it?
The most notable change in India I feel has been in the mindset of people - parents now encourage their kids to pursue uncommon professions (Engineers, Doctors, Lawyers are in abundance already) like Corporate Trainers, Recruitment Consultants, Scientists, Hair Stylists, Fashion Designers, Theatre Artists, Tourist Guides etc. and thats beneficial for country as a whole indeed. I read somehere - "Unless, one tries out various things - one can never realise what one's best at?" Anyways, I leave you all (my Indian friends here) with mixed feelings of nostalgia, enthusiasm & reverence for the great country with the most widespread diversity.
N'joy the video....